The '''Australian Museum''' is the oldest museum
[Australian Museum, ''A Short History of the Australian Museum'', http://australianmuseum.net.au/A-short-history-of-the-Australian-Museum]
with an international reputation in the fields of natural history
. It features collections of vertebrate
and invertebrate zoology
, as well as mineralogy
, and anthropology
. Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in indigenous studies research and community programs.
It is located in College Street, Sydney|College Street
and was originally known as the '''Colonial Museum''' or '''Sydney Museum'''. The museum was renamed in June 1836 by a Sub-Committee meeting, when it was resolved during an argument that it should be renamed the Australian Museum.